September 02, 2006

Beach Bound--Or Not (The Best Laid Plans)


This is a very old UFO, although it's still in print. It's a Thea Gouverneur kit called "Seascape," and it's done with DMC (I think) over 2 on 30 ct linen of some sort. I've had it forever and the confetti stitching drove me batty, so I put it away. Maybe I'm ready to start it again...or not, since I got some stash at the LNS in Alexandria and in the mail today.

I was supposed to go to Cape Cod tomorrow or Monday, depending on the weather, which at least here in VA is now sunny and clear, washed thoroughly by Ernesto, who knocked out our power a half-dozen times and threw leaves all over everything and rained our cherry tomatoes to the ground but didn't cause any real damage locally. But now I have a cold I think, so I'm going to let my mom decide if my germy self should even cross the Cape Cod Canal and infect everyone within 100 miles. My parents are in their mid- to late-70s, so particularly for my dad, who's 79 and prone to URIs anyway, it's a consideration. Bummer, because I was particularly looking forward to going to the Brimfield antique show, which is an enormous batch of antique dealers stretched along a mile's worth of sites along the highway in Brimfield, Mass. It's held three times a year, and if you're ever in the area, you should attend. Of special note is the antique textiles show on the Monday before it opens (Labor day for this fall show), which features everything from dresser scarves and monogrammed table cloths to samplers. I hadn't planned to attend that this year because of my schedule, but I was going to check out the rest of the show.

If I stay home entirely or go later in the week though, there's always stitching and napping in the company of BF and the kitties and the bunny, so all is not lost. And in case I get bored with my current WIPs, I received some stash in the mail today from SBB: Sheepish Designs "The Grass is Greener," Sheepish Designs "Meg's Bunny," and The Victoria Sampler "White Christmas" and its embellishment pack. From In Stitches, my LNS in Alexandria, where I drove through a horrendous traffic jam to pick up some fibers they had ordered and held for me for an embarrassingly long amount of time, I bought a sweet litte Ewe & Eye & Friends sampler called "White Christmas," which they had a wonderful stitched model of on the wall. The two White Christmases I got today couldn't be more different, and I love them both, since neither one of them looks particularly Christmasy in the traditional sense. It's unusual for me to do Christmas projects because in general I'm not fond of the holiday and the junk that goes with it, but I'm making an exception here--LOL. In fact, I bought three other Christmas projects this year, none of which I've started yet. They may go in the basket with last year's Christmas ornament issue of JCS--the whole thing makes me queasy and I'm giving this this year's issue a pass.

So I'll be typing to you again in a week or so if I go, or in a day or so if I don't. Happy Labor Day to you all.

6 comments:

Sue said...

I hope you get to go to the Cape. But if not, your alternative sounds good, naps and stitching, I don't think you can beat that :)

Karin said...

What great stash! Hope your vacation (however you spend it) is a fantastic one!

pat winter said...

I want to go to Cape Cod with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the stitchery , looks like my Dunes here in IN.

catandturtle said...

Great stash designs. I have never heard the term confetti stitching before but isn't that appropriate. I don't like that kind of stitching either, it drives me batty. Ann.

catandturtle said...

It is a cool pattern though, it looks so real. Ann.

Annemarie said...

Hey Glenna, I hope you managed to get to Cape Cod, and that your cold has disappeared. I love all your current projects and all of your new. And you're stitching Bay Sampler! Wow, that's one of my favourites and on top of my wish list!